Washington, DC (June 10, 2021) – In the 2021 edition of Legal 500 for the United States, Venable LLP was ranked in 14 practice areas, including Tier 1 in the following three categories: Tax - Not-for-Profit (nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations), M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), and Media, Technology and Telecoms - Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection). In addition, 58 attorneys were ranked, 4 attorneys were named “Leading Lawyers,” and 5 attorneys were named to the “Hall of Fame.”

The following is the full list of ranked practices and recognized attorneys:

Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions - Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

  • Kathleen Hardway
  • John McCauley
  • Jason Rose
  • Dino Sangiamo
  • Craig Thompson

Finance - Financial Services Regulation

  • Andrew Arculin
  • Allyson Baker
  • Michael Bresnick
  • Jonathan Pompan

Government - Government Contracts

  • Paul Debolt
  • J. Scott Hommer, III

Industry Focus - Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas

  • Steven Adducci
  • Gregory Wagner

Intellectual Property - Patents: Litigation (full coverage)

  • Frank Cimino
  • Dominick Conde
  • Frank Gasparo
  • Justin Pierce
  • Scott Reed
  • Michael Sandonato
  • Christina Schwarz
  • William Solander
  • Megan Woodworth

Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design

  • Harry Atlas
  • Thora Johnson
  • Juliana Reno

M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)

  • Robert Bolger, Jr. (Leading Lawyer)
  • Ronn Davids
  • Charles Morton, Jr. (Hall of Fame)

Media, Technology and Telecoms - Advertising and Marketing - Litigation

  • Roger Colaizzi (Hall of Fame)
  • Angel Garganta
  • Jeffrey Knowles (Hall of Fame)
  • Daniel Silverman

Media, Technology and Telecoms - Advertising and Marketing - Transactional and Regulatory

  • Roger Colaizzi (Hall of Fame)
  • Jeffrey Knowles (Hall of Fame)
Media, Technology and Telecoms - Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection)
  • Kelly Bastide
  • Emilio Cividanes
  • Reed Freeman
  • Stuart Ingis (Hall of Fame)
  • Michael Signorelli
  • Julia Tama
  • Ariel Wolf

Media, Technology and Telecoms - Outsourcing

  • Nora Garrote
  • James Nelson
  • William Russell (Hall of Fame)
  • A. J. Zottola

Media, Technology and Telecom - Technology Transactions

  • Nora Garrote
  • James Nelson
  • William Russell (Hall of Fame)
  • A. J. Zottola

Real Estate – Construction (including Construction Litigation)

  • James Frankel
  • Amanda MacVey
  • Kenneth Roberts
  • Heidi Rowe
  • Gary Rubin

Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  • Brian Field
  • James Hanks, Jr. (Leading Lawyer)
  • Sharon Kroupa (Leading Lawyer)
  • Christopher Pate

Tax - Not-for-Profit (nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations)

  • Eric Berman
  • George Constantine
  • Cynthia Lewin (Leading Lawyer)
  • Lindsay Nathan
  • Janice Ryan
  • Robert Waldman
  • Yosef Ziffer


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including in California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients’ objectives in the United States and around the globe. Venable, which is celebrating its 121st anniversary this year, advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit www.venable.com.